I sit on a man's back, choking him and making him carry me, and yet assure myself and others that I am very sorry for him and wish to ease his lot by all possible means - except by getting off his back.
We've spent so much time judging what other people created that we've created very, very little of our own.
It doesn't pay to say too much when you are mad enough to choke. For the word that stings the deepest is the word that is never spoke, Let the other fellow wrangle till the storm has blown away, then he'll do a heap of thinking about the things you didn't say.
After you find out all the things that can go wrong, your life becomes less about living and more about waiting.
Leaders should lead as far as they can and then vanish. Their ashes should not choke the fire they have lit.
The one thing the blues don't get is the backing and pushing of TV and radio like a lot of this garbage you hears. They choke stuff down people's throat so they got no choice but to listen to it.
Be unselfish. That is the first and final commandment for those who would be useful and happy in their usefulness. If you think of yourself only, you cannot develop because you are choking the source of development, which is spiritual expansion through thought for others.
We all choke. Winners know how to handle choking better than losers.
We can spend our lives letting the world tell us who we are. Sane or insane. Saints or sex addicts. Heroes or victims. Letting history tell us how good or bad we are. Letting our past decide our future. Or we can decide for ourselves. And maybe it's our job to invent something better.
My life has been one great big joke, a dance that's walked a song that's spoke, I laugh so hard I almost choke when I think about myself.
What I want is to be needed. What I need is to be indispensable to somebody. Who I need is somebody that will eat up all my free time, my ego, my attention. Somebody addicted to me. A mutual addiction.
I don't care who you are, you're going to choke in certain matches. You get to a point where your legs don't move and you can't take a deep breath. You start to hit the ball about a yard wide, instead of inches.
Language is political. That's why you and me, my Brother and Sister, that's why we supposed to choke our natural self into the weird, lying, barbarous, unreal, white speech and writing habits that the schools lay down like holy law.
In Los Angeles, it's like they jog for two hours a day and then they think they're morally right. That's when you want to choke people, you know?
Hold on with a bulldog grip, and chew and choke as much as possible.
For the choke, there are no 'tough guys'
If you choke a Smurf, what color does it turn?
Drugs or overeating or alcohol or sex, it was all just another way to find peace. To escape what we know. Our education. Our bite of the apple.
A nuclear-power plant is infinitely safer than eating, because 300 people choke to death on food every year.
The unreal is more powerful than the real. Because nothing is as perfect as you can imagine it. Because it's only intangibles, ideas, concepts, beliefs, fantasies that last. Stone crumbles. Wood rots. People, well, they die.
I used rebellion as a way to hide out. We use criticism as a fake participation.
You gain power by pretending to be weak. By contrast, you make people feel strong. You save people by letting them save you.
The only thing that separates us from the animals... is we have pornography.
People had been working for so many years to make the world a safe organized place. Nobody realized how boring it would become.
It's pathetic how we can't live with the things we can't understand. How we need everything labeled and explained and deconstructed.
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